The Republic Bank on Tuesday, 7th November donated twenty (20) new Lenovo laptops and twenty (20) laptop cases to the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS).
The donation, spearheaded by Mr. Joseph Ashun, General Manager (Commercial and Retail Banking) of Republic Bank, was in response to a request made by UGBS earlier to help the school with its digitalisation agenda. In his brief remarks, Mr. Ashun indicated that Republic Bank Ghana as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility made this donation to enhance teaching and learning. He further added that it is part of the Bank's contribution to providing quality education for the nation.
Prof. Justice Bawole, the Dean of UGBS, highlighted that Republic Bank is the first to donate twenty laptops to UGBS in a single donation. In his appreciation remarks, he recounted the previous support from the Bank that has contributed to the Business school’s infrastructural development. He therefore assured the team of making good use of the laptops to help transform students' future.
Prof. Bawole then explained that reaching out to stakeholders and partners for support has enabled the school to train people for industries, so keeping partnerships and collaborations is essential.
On his part, Prof. William Coffie, the Head of the Department of Accounting, expressed gratitude to the bank, stating that the laptops will help lecturers to efficiently train students on some accounting software. Moreover, he indicated that the laptops would also help bridge the digital divide, allowing students without laptops to get engaged in practical learning.
In attendance also were some faculty from the Department of Accounting, Mr. Emmanuel Poku-Sarkodee, the School Administrator, UGBS Assistant Registrars and the representatives of Republic Bank Ghana.
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